Welcome to Heriot-Watt University Introduction to Computing I course. This course is being provided for students taking the Certificate in Science of Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt Universities. It is being delivered by way of the World Wide Web, however all students will also receive the entire course in a printed format.
The course is arranged in a series of Lessons. As well as new material to learn, each Lesson contains review questions, multiple choice questions, and programming exercises. The review questions are designed to get you to think about the contents of the Lesson. These review questions should be straightforward; if the answer is not obvious, reread the Lesson. The multiple choice questions can be answered on-line when you are using the World Wide Web; feedback is given if you choose the wrong answers. The programming exercises are an essential part of the course. Computer programming is a practical subject, without practice no progress will be made.
There will be some assessed coursework, this may be submitted by electronic mail. Electronic mail will also be used to provide help with problems.